Wes Welker isn’t the only fan favorite that will be playing for another team next season. On Friday, the San Diego Chargers agreed to a two-year deal with cult hero Danny Woodhead. Woodhead is a versatile back that can do basically anything an offensive scheme asks of him. He occupied the role of third-down back last season for the Patriots.
Woodhead’s future with the Patriots became expendable with the emergence of Shane Vereen last season and with the addition of Leon Washington in free agency this season. Washington is expected to be the primary kickoff return specialist for New England this season, but can run the ball out of the backfield if needed.
His addition to the Chargers offense now gives the team a talented pass catching back for first-year head coach Mike McCoy. McCoy plans on running a lot of uptempo, no-huddle schemes and Woodhead has experience in that kind of offense. Woodhead’s agent told reporters that as many as eight teams showed interest.